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Speaker Events - July 15, 2011

Blood and Borders: RtoP and Kin-States

Nations and states seldom overlap. As a result, map lines delineating statehood can become blurred by bloodlines of nationhood. People sharing the same ethnicity may live on different sides of the border: some in the “motherland,” where they are a majority, and others in a neighboring state where they are a minority.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - June 28, 2011

Envoys Agree on RtoP Principle, Question Implementation

Two UN ambassadors and one former Security Council president held a vigorous debate at IPI on the subject “Responsibility to Protect: An Emerging Principle”, and, while they agreed on RtoP’s value as a principle, they differed markedly over how it is being applied in current crises, particularly in the ongoing conflict in Libya.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 22, 2011

Qaddafi a “Serious Threat” But Only Libyans Can Oust Him

Col. Muammar Qaddafi is a "serious threat" but it is the Libyan people who must be the ones to remove him, Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein, Permanent Representative of Jordan to the UN, told a gathering at IPI’s office in Vienna.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - December 10, 2010

The Politics and Practice of Protection

The Security Council first addressed the issue of protection in 1999. The debate came at the end of a period in which peacekeepers were impotent witnesses to the immense suffering of civilians in violent conflict, including those in Rwanda and Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - December 14, 2009

Alan Doss: "It's a Moral Dilemma, I Don't Hide That"

Alan Doss, the Special Representative for the Secretary General for the Democratic Republic of Congo spoke to an overflow IPI audience on December 14, 2009 on the subject of the role of the United Nations in protecting civilians in the violence-plagued DRC.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 30, 2009

IPI Presents Ideas on Strengthening Capacity to Secretary-General

Last week, IPI’s program staff presented Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his senior-management team with ideas for action drawn from IPI’s extensive Task Forces on Strengthening Multilateral Security Capacity at a meeting at IPI. Each of IPI’s rapporteurs delivered a summary of core findings on chosen topics. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 27, 2008

The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and for All

IPI recently hosted a lunchtime panel discussion to launch a new book, The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and for All, by Gareth Evans. It was cosponsored by the International Crisis Group and the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.

 

 
 

 

Conferences - July 08, 2008

Roundtable on Conflict Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect

As part of its Task Forces on Strengthening Multilateral Security Capacity, IPI convened a roundtable discussion of conflict prevention and the responsibility to protect (RtoP) at the Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security, and Development.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 30, 2008

Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect

IPI recently held a panel discussion to launch its new report, "Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities and the Responsibility to Protect: Challenges for the United Nations and the International Community in the 21st Century."  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 16, 2008

Ambassadors from Africa, Asia, and Latin America Offer Regional Perspectives on RtoP

On May 12th, the International Peace Institute held a lunchtime policy discussion of the basis, scope, and prospects for the responsibility to protect (RtoP), as seen from Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

 

 
 

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